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Sports

Lady Spartans begin postseason May 31

SOLON– With the regular season behind them and regionals beginning next week, the Solon Spartans girls’ soccer team has proven they are up for the challenge and ready to finish a winning season.
A May 17 win 1-0 against Vinton-Shellsburg only solidified their determination. The Lady Spartans finished their season against No. 4 Iowa City Regina Tuesday, May 21, with a 3-2 loss on penalty kicks.
The last three weeks have tested the team’s endurance.

Solon girls’ soccer team works hard on the field and off

SOLON– The Solon Soccer Girls season consists of much more than just soccer.
This season was the third year the girls and their families held a garage sale to raise funds for extra equipment and other expenses. Jim’s Septic generously hosted the sale and it has become a tradition with the girls. Lori McKinnie, mother of senior player Alison, spearheaded this project from its inception.

Trojans trade 10-point games with Davenport West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans opened the 2013 varsity baseball season Monday, May 20, with an 11-1 road win over Benton Community. On Wednesday, May 22, West hosted the Falcons of Davenport West for a varsity double-header on a cool and wet evening.

CCA falls, then comes back to pound the Sailors

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO — The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened the 2013 varsity baseball season on the road Thursday, May 23 against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. In the debut of new coach Brent Henry, the Clippers fell 3-2 in the first half of the doubleheader, but rallied back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap.

CCA boys advance to soccer final

3-0 win makes seven straight

TIFFIN– Benson’s Boys are on a hot streak at just the right time. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team put away Benton Community 3-0 Wednesday, May 22, at home in a Class 2A Substate Semifinal match on their home turf. The win earned the squad a spot in the substate final on Saturday, May 25, against the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier (after the deadline for this issue). The winner heads for the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Clippers’ record improved to 14-4 with the win, Xavier sits at 10-5 after a 4-0 win over the Mount Vernon Mustangs.

Women of Troy have change-up at the top for 2013

West High women charge into 2013 season with new coach

IOWA CITY — For five years, Jeff Kelley led the West High Women of Troy on the softball diamond. He resigned from that post at the end of April for personal reasons, with a 153-58 overall record and 100-30 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). Kelley and company made the team’s first-ever State Tournament appearance last year, finishing fourth in Class 5A.